Living Seeds – Heirloom vegetable seeds to order online

Anyone remotely interested in heirloom vegetables should check out the Livingseeds website, offering the biggest selection of locally grown heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable varieties in South Africa. And you can order online. I had such fun reading through the list of varieties, placing my order and collecting the parcel a few days later. Inside the standard brown postage envelope were the seed packs, beautifully packaged and labelled in recyclable and biodegradable paper.

The best part of browsing the site is the weird and wonderful names: Purple Dragon carrots; Hillbilly, Cherokee Chocolate and Boxcar Willie tomatoes; Goblin squash; and Turks Turban pumpkins (that really do look like a Turks Turban).

Let’s just say I didn’t hold back on my order…

PS The pumpkin pic on the homepage was taken by my very talented photographer friend Brenda.

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6 Responses to “Living Seeds – Heirloom vegetable seeds to order online”

  1. Sam September 1, 2011 at 4:57 am #

    Bern I dreamt I was eating an heirloom tomato salad last night, with tomatoes of all colours and shapes. If you ever sell any veggies let me know, I would be super keen to buy.

    • bern September 1, 2011 at 9:37 am #

      That’s so funny you ask, as so many people have been wanting to buy from me. I’m only just getting started, but will definitely look into selling heirlooms from possibly February next year. Would be a fun project. The tomatoes I’ve just ordered would be perfect for your ‘dream’ salad. Black cherry tomatoes and those huge original Beefsteak ones.

  2. Misty September 1, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    Just ordered some “purple dragons, hillbillies, jelly melons” etc…can’t wait to try them out! Thanks for the tip x Misty

    • bern September 2, 2011 at 10:18 am #

      Oooh… very adventurous Mist! Jelly Melons!! I might have to come over and get one from you when they ripen so I can save the seeds… If I have any extra, we can do a trade.

  3. Livingseeds July 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    Hey Bern, thx for the review, it’s so cool to see ppl excited about what we do.

    Here is a hint, try scooping the jelly melon flesh into some Vodka……

    • bern July 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

      Hi Sean! I’m completely mad about what you do. Thanks so much for the comment. I love your newsletter on your site and follow it religiously when it comes to planning and planting! Thank you. B

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